Leadership

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COMENIUS UNIVERSITY IN BRATISLAVA
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
COURSE INFORMATION
Code
GMMML 710
Course:
Leadership
Study Field:
3.3.15 Management
Study Program:
Management
Supervisor:
Prof. Doc. Ľubica Bajzíkova, PhD.
Lecturers:
Mgr. Branislav Vargic, PhD.
Recommended Term:
8.
No of Classes:
Weekly: 0-2-0
Per Term: 0-28-0
No of ECTS Credits:
3
Prerequisites:
Course Evaluation:
Term Period: 100%
Exam Period
Aim of the Course:
The leadership course focuses on repertoire of theoretical and practical leadership principles and
issues. It surveys theoretical frameworks of leadership on three different levels: individual, team
and organizational. It is designed to expose you to a variety of leadership related perspectives and
practices in order to understand its concept. Within the individual classes these are then aligned
with a range of organizational behavior and human resource management related fields to provide
you with the ‘leadership in the big picture’ framework. The particular classes are combination of
experimental activity (case study, game exercise, movie), lecture presentation, and classroom
discussions. The lectures, in combination with readings, provide a content foundation for the
course, while the activities and discussions utilize your experiences gained. The emphasis will be
on comparing and contrasting your ideas, development of your critical thinking skills and their
application to the leadership related problem solving.
Objectives:
 to link leadership with the interpersonal and technical skills needed for effective communication,
conflict resolution, change management, decision-making, group development and motivation.
 to place the relationship between leadership theory and leadership practice into perspective
through solving case studies.
 to understand contemporary leadership principles and practices and to evaluate their strengths and
weaknesses.
Brief Syllabus:
Leadership styles; Organizational Climate, Competencies; HBS Case study: Chattanooga Ice
Cream; Team leadership ; IESE Case study: Bob Knowlton; Tower game – Leadership through
coaching; Movie – Coaching; Strategic leadership ; HBS Case study: Jeffrey Smith; Motive,
leadership and satisfaction; HBS Case study: Ralph Langley and Nuclear Tube Room; Leadership
and organizational change; HBS Case study: Rudi Gassner at BMG International; Movie –
Charismatic leadership.
Literature:
Harvard Business School case studies
Harvard Business Review reader – selected articles
IESE Business School case studies
Kouzes J. – Posner B.: The Leadership Challenge, 1st edition, 1997.
Last Revision: April 2009
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